Example sentences for: desson

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  • Critics say this murder-filled comedy-noir strains to be funny and off the wall but fails royally on both counts: It has an "offbeat eccentricity that feels like the comic equivalent of silicone implants" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). The ensemble cast includes Ellen DeGeneres, Patricia Arquette, and Don Johnson, and none performs well in critics' eyes.

  • Magic is signified by levitating people à la Mary Poppins , playing wind-chimes on the soundtrack or flooding a scene with dry ice" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). Roger Ebert (who manages to work the odd sexual euphemism "the old rumpy-pumpy" into his review for the second time in three months) defends the movie as fun fluff: "The movie is as light as a soufflé, as fleeting as a breath of pumpkin pie on the breeze from a widow's window" (the Chicago Sun-Times ). (This fan site has loads of pictures of the lovely Miss Gellar.)

  • Helen Mirren, playing the evil Mrs. Tingle, rises above the weak material--which only makes the film "even more painful" to watch (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). One critic dissents: Kevin Thomas, the Los Angeles Times ' always easy-to-please critic, flouts conventional wisdom and calls the film a "knockout directorial debut."

  • The Washington Post 's Desson Howe and Slate's David Edelstein insist the film still has its virtues: Every so often, "something wickedly inspired will come along" (Howe); the film's still "more agreeable than most of the slapdash laugh-machines around" (Edelstein).

  • "brilliantly inventive" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ) ...


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